How to Turn Off Subtitles on Netflix

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The Netflix streaming service offers subtitles in a variety of languages. These subtitles can be displayed on all standard devices that support the Netflix service or application, including smartphones, tablets, desktop computers, and Smart TVs. When configuring subtitle settings, you can choose to disable them completely. We explain how to turn off subtitles on Netflix on a computer and Smart TV.

How to Turn Off Subtitles on Netflix on a Computer

The steps below describe the process of disabling subtitles when watching Netflix on a computer browser.

Step 1: Go to the Netflix homepage in your web browser.
Step 2: Select a movie or TV episode, and click the “Play” button.
Step 3: Move your mouse as the content plays to pull up the on-screen options.
Step 4: Click the “Dialog” button illustrated by the bubble icon.
Step 5: Choose the “Off” option to disable subtitles.

How to Turn Off Subtitles on Netflix on a Smart TV

Use the steps below to disable subtitles when watching Netflix on a Smart TV. They also apply to cable boxes and DVD players that support the Netflix application.

Step 1: Open the Netflix application on your Smart TV or other device.
Step 2: Use your remote to select a movie or TV episode.
Step 3: Click the “Audio & Subtitles” button from the “Options” panel.
Step 4: Choose the “Off” option to disable subtitles.
Step 5: Click the “Back” button to return to the details of the selected content.

If the above steps do not apply to your device, check Netflix’s help page regarding subtitle settings. It includes step-by-step directions for a number of other device types. Keep in mind that disabling subtitles while watching a TV show or movie will also turn them off for any other content you watch on that device. However, other devices you use to log in to your Netflix account will not automatically retain this setting. Be sure to ask any questions you have about adjusting subtitle settings on Netflix.

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